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  1. corysmeltzer

    Hawthorne with Speed Holes

    Here is the build thread: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=53686 Here is my photo submission... from the shores of Lake Michigan: I have a large high-res version too.
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    Another lucky find... 1985 Mongoose

    Today I just found the "brother" bike to the one I picked up not too long ago... Found it at the same resale shop and also was priced unbelievably low 8) so I picked it up. I usually don't come across old bmx stuff so it is nice for a change. Here is the 1984 Blue Max that I picked up a couple...
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    1984 Blue Max GOOD FIND?

    Just picked this up at a local resale shop... Hadn't really heard of the Blue Max name before but saw it had good components/parts and I like looptails so I figured it was quite the steal for the price I paid :lol: It is going to clean up really well, just surface rust in a couple spots. Now I...
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    Colombia build for my daughter DONE!

    Last summer I built up a bike for my oldest daughter... she was really happy with it mainly because I had her pick out the color so it was more personalized for her. Here is a link to that build: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=53328 ...So now it is time for my youngest daughter to get one done up. We...
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    JC Higgins and an AMF Skyrider

    picked up these two to add to my pile of bikes :lol: I usually don't pick up women's bikes unless they have cool parts to snag but this JC Higgins has some of the coolest/best paint patina i have seen... It has been five or more colors over the years and they are all showing... so cool! 8)...
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    Cool bike not sure what it is?!?!

    A guy I know has this bike he just acquired and not sure what it is or how old it is :? I am sure that someone on here would probably know just from the distinctive tank with the louvers and the beehive type springer. obviously skip tooth with new departure hubs. A really cool bike, rusty but...
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    Rat-For-Now-CWC Hawthorne *DONE bobbed-drilled w/green tires

    I've had this late 40's Hawthorne hanging around for too long and it is time to do something with it! I have had it for over a year- buying it at an estate sale for $3 out of their chicken coop... they didn't even know it was in there :lol: The last few bikes I've done have either been...
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    New life for a Stingray/Scrambler

    This is a bike I finished up for my oldest daughter last summer but didn't get around to posting the build till now. It started it's life as a Scrambler. I got it out of a neighbor's yard when I was a kid and it was hand painted to look like a tiger... wish i had pictures :lol: it was really...
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    1952 Schwinn Excelsior Frame

    Got this last night from a local bike guy... he parted out the bike and this is what was left so i grabbed it up cheap! pretty great patina going on! :D not sure of the plans yet but had to have it.
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    Early 50's Evans/Colson

    My early 50's Evans/Colson on the Frankfort Michigan beach. The build with more glamour shots: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=37719 maybe I should pick a different one? :lol:
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    a typhoon, womans spaceliner, and a ccm

    a few good finds that i have found recently... the ccm and the typhoon were given to me for free, they guy wouldn't take any money :D and the womans spaceliner i just found at goodwill and will probably use for parts. i love new finds... because i know i need more bikes :lol:
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    evans/colson *finished pictures 3/18

    picked this frame up around christmas time and gifted to myself :lol: just getting around putting some parts toward it. i just received some all white tires that are like a goodyear reproduction tread that i think will look nice with the white on the bike and bring it out a bit. not really sure...
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    schwinn rims/tires sizes

    alrighty this is probably a question asked a thousand times but... i just got a set of 26" schwinn s7 rims that i need to get tires for... well question is that i have heard you can't just use regular 26" tires for these right? you have to get schwinn sized tires, or am i wrong??? :roll: i...
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    sears flightliner

    picked up this sears last night from a guy i know trying to thin down his collection and make some extra money- i just couldn't say no :D super sparkle seat, probably not the original but i think it's sweet.
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    christmas evans/colson

    picked up an early christmas present for myself :D not really sure about the year but it's an evans/colson sans rims. i know it's not the original chain guard, probably just go without... wondered if anyone else has one like this or has a picture of one... catalog picture maybe...
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    junkyard ross *finished*

    i picked this up at a local junkyard during the summer and have been doing a bit in my spare time. i know a lot of guys like keeping the rust and crust but i wanted this one cleaned up 8) hahaha i have others to rat out. this post is going to start out with pictures from the last couple months...
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    '62 typhoon

    my '62 schwinn typhoon 24" straight bar
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    removing paint off of mag wheels??

    i just picked up a set of old bmx mag wheels and the previous owner painted them white and really bad job at that! :x i actually want them the yellow they were originally but didn't know if there is a trick to get the spray paint off easily or if i should just sand them down and repaint...
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    CL ad... Space Landers... drool

    here is an ad that i just found on craigslist... enough to make two bowden spacelanders :shock: one of my dream bikes... better start saving my pennies haha :lol:
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    '65 schwinn, model with tank?

    i just picked up this schwinn (code GA51749) making it a 1965 but what i was wondering is that it has clips under the top frame tube... is this for a tank? when first looked at it i assumed it was a typhoon but would it be a "fleet" model then? would it be a fleet like mentioned in this...